Fort Monmouth Bowling Center Reimagined
This May, the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) approved an agreement for sale and land-lease of a 2.8-acre parcel in Eatontown, including the Fort Monmouth Bowling Center, a 17,599-square-foot structure, and Building 682, a 4,270-square-foot wood-frame building built in 1941. The selected developer, Parker Creek Partners (PCP), proposed large-scale renovation and expansion of the original Bowling Center — adding approximately 10,000 square feet to the original building. Building 682 is slated for demolition.
The Bowling Center is situated near the Artist Live/Work Barracks and the future town center for Eatontown (Parcel B) along Avenue of Memories, making the Bowling Center another exciting addition to the growing list of amenities within Fort Monmouth. PCP plans to renovate the outdated Bowling Center and develop a unique entertainment experience by refurbishing the existing bowling lanes; adding additional indoor and outdoor recreational activities such as bocce, pool, and shuffleboard; constructing a bar and eatery; and creating other multi-purpose event spaces. The developer intends to invest approximately $5.2 million in the Bowling Center, resulting in the creation of 22 permanent jobs.
PCP is eager to begin renovations, with the goal of opening the new facility’s doors sometime in 2020.